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Graphic Design

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design
  • Associate of Science in Graphic Communication

Five Reasons Why You Should Study Graphic Design at WWU

  1. Integration: The Graphic Design program at WWU is well integrated with the Web Design and Industrial Design programs. This gives students a great sense of camaraderie as they learn with colleagues from the other disciplines, giving them a unique experience in Adventist Design Education.
  2. Great Instructors: All of our faculty members (full-time and adjunct) have extensive industry experience. Students get to learn from their professor's mistakes and experiences.
  3. Great Atmosphere: WWU is a great place to study.
  4. Opportunity: Design students are in demand for their talents. Whether they are interested in self-employment, working in the department or Pictor Graphics, or even working across campus at the ASWWU publications or Marketing and Enrollment Services, our students routinely fill much needed roles on campus.
  5. Facilities: The Mac Lab is the central hub of activity for Graphic and Product Design students. It is updated regularly with professional level equipment ensuring that students’ skills are on par with what will be expected in the industry upon graduation.

The Program

Graphic Design is considered a broad field of study. There are many different types of design—packaging, signage, documents, books, logos, and digital publishing, such as eBooks and digital magazines. Or, a designer may focus on a single interest. Regardless, all these various design disciplines have common threads.

Students are presented with challenging design problems that will require them to think in ways with which they may not be familiar. It's one thing to look at a design problem and develop a solution. Yet it's even better if the designer is able to properly frame the problem within the larger context of the issue.

At WWU, students receive a broadly-based liberal arts education that provides a well-rounded perspective. The world is complex. There are multiple levels of collaboration that happen throughout the design process. Designers must understand usability, desirability, feasibility, and viability of the project. Without this thorough knowledge, the design solution will fall short.

If you're looking for a career that is guaranteed to keep you on your toes with ever-changing trends and technology, then Graphic Design just may be the right fit for you.

Last update on May 8, 2018